Shane Victorino, World Series hero? That’s definitely how everybody drew it up in April.
The Red Sox rightfielder hit a bases-clearing two-out triple off Michael Wacha in the third inning to put Boston ahead 3-0 in the potential Series clincher at Fenway Park. Jonny Gomes scored from first base, sliding in safely just ahead of the throw.
You could say Gomes was safe by the hair on his chin.
Victorino was understandably excited.
(We’ll have to dig up the unwritten rule book to see if this kind of demonstration is allowed in the World Series.)